04 March 2021
Despite hopes that the biggest event on the militaria calendar would go ahead this summer, the organisers have pulled the plug.
The team behind The War and Peace Revival has released a statement regarding this year’s event, which was due to take place at the end of July. Although this is well past the Government’s expected final re-opening of the economy of 21 June and that most people over 40 will have been vaccinated by then, it is being cancelled. All public tickets and stallholder passes are to be rolled over to next year. However, with the future of the show itself now in doubt you may want to claim a refund now. You can call 01258 857700, but note they are only answering the phones on a Wednesday, from 10am to 3pm. Alternatively, email [email protected].
The full statement is as follows: ‘It is with great disappointment and regret, which we know will be shared by many, that we announce the cancellation of the 2021 War and Peace Revival show which was due to be held the 27th to 31st July this year (2021). Despite the encouraging Government announcement of a possible reopening of events from June 21st, the situation remains fragile and there is no guarantee that large events like the War and Peace Revival can take place.
Following consultation between The Hop Farm, Public Health England and Tonbridge and Malling Council, it has been deemed that due to the scale and location of the show it is not possible to proceed with the event this year.
The health and safety of all those involved in the event and the local community remains top priority and the level of operational and public health risk posed by the show was agreed by all concerned to be a risk!
We are extremely disappointed to have to cancel for the second year in a row as our event forms a major gathering of the year for so many people.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the War and Peace Revival community for your valued and trusted support over the years.
We will return to the Hop Farm on the 26th-30th July 2022!’
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